This will be the first ever game between Colombia and Ivory Coast.
Colombia's record against African sides at the World Cup is balanced with one defeat (against Cameroon in 1990) and one win (against Tunisia in 1998).
Ivory Coast’s two previous World Cup games against South American sides both ended in defeats (1-2 v Argentina in 2006 and 1-3 v Brazil in 2010).
José Pekerman's first game at the World Cup as manager was in charge of Argentina against Ivory Coast, back in 2006. His side won 2-1.
Colombia registered their best result at the World Cup in their last game against Greece (3-0).
Two of Ivory Coast's three wins at the World Cup have come after conceding the opening goal (3-2 v Serbia in 2006 and 2-1 v Japan in 2014).
Seven of Ivory Coast's 11 goals at the World Cup have been scored after the 60th minute of games.
Ivory Coast have failed to score once in their seven World Cup games (0-0 v Portugal in 2010).
Didier Drogba has scored both of Ivory Coast's goals against South American sides at the World Cup (v Argentina in 2006 and v Brazil in 2010).
Juan Cuadrado and Serge Aurier both delivered two assists in their first game at this World Cup.